Hongqi E-HS9 is a new electric SUV from China with deep love for British luxury


Chinese luxury marque Hongqi has unveiled a new electric SUV called ‘E-HS9’ at the Auto China 2020 in Beijing. Pre-orders have begun in China, with prices starting at RMB 550,000 (US$ 80,998 or INR 59,32,216).


At the time of publishing this story, the carmaker claimed to have already received over 1,430 orders, of which, close to 650 are from overseas.

According to reports, the SUV measures over 5.2 metres long with a wheelbase of over 3.1 metres. As for the styling, the E-HS9 looks like a love child of a Rolls-Royce and a Range Rover; the former’s influence is more. Even the search engines’ algorithms think this is a Rolls-Royce. The shape of the taillights kinda remind me of the Hyundai Santa Fe. Hongqi has a few more Roller-looking cars in its portfolio.


The cabin looks luxurious with materials such as leather, Alcantara, wood and some metal accents. The driver gets a large display and there are two more in the middle of the dashboard. Also, notice what appears to be a driver monitoring system on the steering column. Hongqi says that the E-HS9 will also have AR navigation and a host of active and passive safety systems.

According to reports, there’ll be two main variants. The lower-spec variant with a motor on each axle will produce a combined 435 hp (320 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. The range-topping variant will offer a combined 666 hp (490 kW) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque. I’m not sure how accurate these numbers are, but I’ll update once the official figures become available.

The lesser variant is claimed to offer a range of up to 460 km (285 mi) while the top variant boasts a range of up to 510 km (316 mi).

Update: Hongqi E-HS9 technical details confirmed

Information sources: 1, 2, 3

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